Thoroughly updated with the latest tests and clinical information, this Second Edition has everything nurses need to know to provide high-quality patient care before, during, and after a diagnostic test. The book includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, how to perform or assist with the test, and how to monitor a patient after the test. Eye-catching logos, illustrations, charts, memory joggers, and quick quizzes reinforce learning.
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